Arizona Golfer’s “Holiday Gift Ideas”

by Nancy Howard

Where did 2017 go? It’s already that time again and the Holidays are upon us! All of us at Arizona Golfer hope these recommended “Holiday Gift Ideas” will help make your shopping life a little easier this season for those special golfers in your lives.

For the ultimate ‘on the course’ golf gift, consider a membership, pass or gift certificate from the following courses. If you have an avid golfer on your hands, what better to give than all the golf they could wish to experience. A quick call or website visit gets your purchase on the way via email or mail. Golf cards and certificates are available at the following recommended courses, plus they give your golfer access to affiliated courses: ASU or 480.921.8070; Talking Stick Golf Club or 480.860.2221; Trilogy Golf Club at or 623.328.5100; Longbow Golf or 480.807.5400; Eagle Mountain Golf or 480.816.1964; Palm Valley Golf Club– or 623.935.2500 and Raven Golf or 602.243.3636; Ak-Chin Southern or 520.426.6827; Troon or 480.585.5300; Verrado Golf or 623.388.3000; Verde River Golf & Social or 480.471.3232; or Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social or 928.668.5535. These championship courses are sure to please any golfer on your list and are highly recommended by Arizona Golfer. Of course, if you live in Tucson or love to visit don’t forget Tucson City Golf courses managed by OB as well as Golf Club Vistoso and Arizona National Golf

An excellent gift, especially with our high season upon us, is one of the golf passes that Arizona Golfer recommends. These offer great discounts and opportunities to play exceptional courses throughout Arizona, as well as Nevada, California, New Mexico, and internationally. Check out the passes offered by OB Sports Cards offered by all the OB Sports courses as well as the Troon Card offered at all Troon courses and BlueStar Resort & Golf. Personally, I would recommend one of each to cover most of Arizona’s ‘Best’.

Give a true gift for the love of the game and help your favorite golfer with a series of lessons to hone their game. Lesson series certificates from our finest PGA professionals are available at all the above listed courses and at great holiday pricing this year. Or, give them a series of lessons from one of our professional columnists: Greg Ellis, Mark Oswald, Scott Sackett, Rob Rashell and John Stahlschmidt all in Arizona and Kim Anders in Mazatlan, Mexico or Tom Velarde in New Mexico. Their contact information is at the end of their column each month in Arizona Golfer.

If your golfer is suffering from the Yips we have a specialty clinic just for them at The Yips Clinic of Phoenix. Visit for gift certificates or to purchase Rod Lidenberg’s new book, “The Yips: Dancing With the Devil: Rewiring Your System for Success”.

Equipment or Fittings for your favorite golfer? Ask the nearest pro shop at your favorite golf course about gift certificates along with swing analysis for their best fit. They always have excellent values along with a great selection of golf equipment, and nooo they are not more expensive and you have the bonus of being fitted properly by a professional. Plus, they offer a huge assortment of the latest golf accessories that are sure to please your avid golfer. 

Golf balls are always great stocking stuffers. This year, give them four dozen for the same price as a dozen. In the East Valley and shipping to any location, Sunshine Golf is available with awesome wholesale prices on balls as well as bags, golf shoes and other golf accessories and equipment. Call 480.671.9021 or visit

Make your holiday shopping truly easy by going to or call 866.435.4066. OB Sports Golf Vacations do all the planning for you and customize the perfect getaway. Troon Vacations ensure you an excellent venue nationally and internationally, visit

On another note, if you enjoy an excellent read about Arizona and the old west with plenty of mystery and twists to boot, check out Arizona’s own Dan Baldwin, Author, Co-Author and Ghostwriter. Arizona Golfer highly recommends his Caldera series of three books that are exceptional in history with plenty of interesting characters that helped settle this part of the west. Dan has an array of books out for your reading entertainment and pleasure. Visit or call 480.807.9682. 

And, Kerry Graham, LPGA Professional, Arizona Golf Hall of Famer and LPGA T&CP Hall of Famer has a newly released book out “The Power of Mental Golf” selling on
and can also be viewed at

We hope these ideas make your shopping easier this year. And, from all of us at Arizona Golfer to all of you…We Wish You a Wonderful Holiday Season!